• Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

    Whether you are a student who recently earned a bachelor's degree or someone seeking a career change, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is your vehicle to becoming a fully certified educator. The latest in education theory, technology, teaching strategies, and significant field-based experiences form the cornerstones of the MAT program.

    MAT Highlights:

    • The program you select may be accelerated.
    • Early field experience provides opportunities to:
      • Visit schools and classrooms
      • Observe students and teacher
      • Teach individual, small or large groups of students under the direction of a master teacher
    • Available programs include certification in:
      • Early Childhood (P-3) and Elementary Education (K-6)
      • Elementary Education (K-6)
      • Elementary Education (K-6) and Middle School Specialization (5-8)
      • Secondary Subject-Specific in English, mathematics, science, social studies (9-12)
      • Kindergarten through twelfth grade in art, Chinese, health and physical education, music, and Spanish (K-12)
    • Endorsements may be added to any of the initial programs in:
      • English as a Second Language (ESL)
      • Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)
       

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    Contact:

    If you would like to move into the classroom as quickly as possible and devote yourself full time to the experience of learning and teaching, please contact Sarah Moore at smoore@monmouth.edu or at 732-263-5689 for the most current information regarding the MAT.

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    Requirements:

    • Must have a bachelor's degree and completion of all appropriate content course work for the area of endorsement
    • 2.75 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in undergraduate major.
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Personal statement that describes your preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study
    • Passing score on the appropriate Praxis II test.
    • Must attend mandatory orientation prior to the start of classes.

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